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Artwork in WolfMAME

Posted: Wed Jul 14, 2010 11:12 pm
by Larcen Tyler
I've got the directory configured for Artwork, but it's not working. Do I need to have it all in the artwork directory, or should I put each one into a folder with the game's respective names?

Re: Artwork in WolfMAME

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 1:19 am
by Chad
there should be no difference in the treatment of artwork in wolfmame or mame. Directory of gamename and file in there, or zip of gamename in the artwork directory should be ok.

Re: Artwork in WolfMAME

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 7:44 pm
by Larcen Tyler
OK, so let's say I had artwork for Space Invaders. The directory would look something like this:

C:\WOLFMAME\ARTWORK\INVADERS


Is that right? Also, is there a recommended place for downloading the artwork? Because I'm wondering if I downloaded the wrong type.

Re: Artwork in WolfMAME

Posted: Thu Jul 15, 2010 8:05 pm
by mahlemiut
Artwork should remain zipped, and placed in whatever folder is configured in mame.ini. The default is 'artwork' which means the subfolder named 'artwork' from where MAME is running.

Re: Artwork in WolfMAME

Posted: Fri Jul 16, 2010 9:07 pm
by Larcen Tyler
I tried putting all the .zipped artwork files into the artwork directory, but for some reason they're still not working.

Re: Artwork in WolfMAME

Posted: Sun Jul 18, 2010 7:32 pm
by PacWhiz
Well i dunno how it works for later versions of (Wolf)Mame, but here is my directory-tree for WolfMame106. The folders must have the names as indicated, within the main directory (tho you might be able to redefine any directories within the .ini file, i don't know):
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This 'method' only works if all the files are UNzipped! Goes for all 'artwork' directories with pics.
[Again, i have no idea if this works differently with other versions of Mame.]

From the main gui window menu, you can choose what to show on the right via View --> Show pictures:
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I've chosen Snapshot, Flyer, Cabinet, and Marquee, as you can see.
These correspond to the directories called snap, flyers, cabinets, and marquees in the 1st pic.
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Most of the files only seem to work if they are .png!

Hope this helps(?) :?

Re: Artwork in WolfMAME

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 12:33 pm
by CrazyKongFan
Holy crap! 4106 plays on DK and 1834 on Galaxian? My highest for 106 (which is primarily what I use) is 427 (which is for Video Pinball, one of the MAME game of the month games over at TG awhile back)...doing the math, your total time played on Galaxian is over 23 days 8O...man, that's alot of Galaxian :mrgreen:

Re: Artwork in WolfMAME

Posted: Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:24 pm
by PacWhiz
CrazyKongFan wrote:Holy crap! 4106 plays on DK and 1834 on Galaxian? My highest for 106 (which is primarily what I use) is 427 (which is for Video Pinball, one of the MAME game of the month games over at TG awhile back)...doing the math, your total time played on Galaxian is over 23 days 8O...man, that's alot of Galaxian :mrgreen:
LoL yeah crazy eh :lol:
Galaxian was the first game i played in MAME, Ms. Pac-Man the second.
Couldn't stop playing Galaxian for months & months on end because i hadn't seen it or played it in 24 yrs or so! At first i played many many many short games (primarily because of a setting back then that reset the game after 9 minutes of play), then later the duration of the games started increasing (a lot!), so hence all the big numberz :roll: And i have a TON of games where i failed to reach 1M, and 900k already takes 3 hrs of playtime, so it kinda adds up!!

DK is all Level 1-1... had to learn the whole game first, as a non-dk player.
Then after 2,750 games and finally reaching 10k, i really wanted that 11k to get back on page 1 @TG ! :twisted:

My next biggest playcount is Pac-Man Plus, with 1694 and 572 hrs!


PS: how did you get Video Pinball to work? I have it (romset videopin), but it only shows a few numbers, no graphics. :? :(

Re: Artwork in WolfMAME

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:52 am
by CrazyKongFan
There's an artwork file for Video Pinball that has the backdrop and LED's. Not sure where you can find it, so I'll attach it here, since it's only an 84K zip file. It goes in the artwork directory.
I've got about 27 hours logged on Pac-Man Plus from the DECA on my desktop. Probably have some on my laptop too, as I was hooking it up to my MAME cab so I could use a real joystick.

Re: Artwork in WolfMAME

Posted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 5:23 pm
by PacWhiz
Cool, worked in 1 go, thx Fred ;)

Bit of a step down from Visual PinMAME, but oh well :lol:
(haven't been able to get VP working again since my pc crash beginning of the year)